This wordlist is generally used by students preparing for GRE.
Short Definition : spend too much time on minor points (esp. when finding fault); find fault; Ex. niggle over details; ADJ. niggling
(verb) worry unnecessarily or excessively
don't fuss too much over the grandchildren--they are quite big now
(verb) argue over petty things
Let's not quibble over pennies
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for niggle
niggle: sounds like a new girls..who is worrying too much about her first day in college.
itna mat soch.....jaldi say doc ne di huee goli NIGGLE ja...dont NIGGLE over it too much..............:D
Niggle rhymes well with word "Nikal" in hindi..Imagine u have found fault in ur friends nature and you ask him/her to go out of the house.."Nikaal" jaao mere ghar se.
nigal(hindi) when we are in hurry to spend time on minor details we take our food quickly(nigalna)
now a days i NIGGLE too much over google...........:D
to niggle in hindi to eat (khana), these kind of people take much more time in doing things i.e. they niggle time as food
vickel(niggle) - spend too much of time on minor
if a new girls arrive at school, all girls gather around to 1. find faults about her, and the new girl 2. worries if people will like her
niggle=N(Not)+eagle , means not like eagle as eagle planned everything in big terms.
She niggled with the principal as she is niggling about his childâ€™s future because he gets occasional niggles in his stomach
Short Definition : one who considers traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless; absolute skeptic; revolutionary terrorist; CF. nihilism: belief that nothing has meaning or value; belief that destruc
(noun) someone who rejects all theories of morality or religious belief
(noun) an advocate of anarchism
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nihilist
Nihilist sounds like annihilate. A nihilist wants to annihilate all religious beliefs.
Nihi= nahi+ list, so social rules are not in these people list
take the NIL part of it...NIHLISTS are people who consider everything NIL....or in other words, who has a tendency not nullify/destroy everything..
nihilist sounds like anhil which means to destroy !
if yu are in selection list you feel hil.It is traditional beliefs to be groundless and existence meaningless.
Short Definition : quick in movement; agile; quick in understanding; Ex. nimble climber/mind
(adj) moving quickly and lightly
sleek and agile as a gymnast
as nimble as a deer
quick of foot
the old dog was so spry it was halfway up the stairs before we could stop it
(adj) mentally quick
an agile mind
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nimble
Think about the broom of Harry Potter "Nimbus2000" and Nimbus2001" which are very nimble.
nimble..sounds like nimbu(lemon)..when a lemon falls on the floor it rolls quickly..sure this helps you in understanding the meaning quickly...ie in being NIMBLE
nimble = nibu+ able, Nibu pani allows you to move fastily & quickly.
nimble= ni for nickel is hard so it is easily (mble for mobile) mobile from one place to another.
Short Definition : snip off; stop something's growth or development; bite; make numb with cold; Ex. nip the plan; Ex. A guard dog nipped the postman; Ex. fingers nipped by the extreme chill
(noun) a small drink of liquor
he poured a shot of whiskey
(noun) (offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent
(noun) the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
(noun) the property of being moderately cold
the chilliness of early morning
(noun) a tart spicy quality
(noun) a small sharp bite or snip
(verb) squeeze tightly between the fingers
He pinched her behind
She squeezed the bottle
(verb) give a small sharp bite to
The Queen's corgis always nip at her staff's ankles
(verb) sever or remove by pinching or snipping
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nip
NIP, think it as an abbr. for Not In Progress. So someone is stopping your growth or development.
nip sounds like nib which is a small n sharp...
(Nip)think as nip comes from nipple which is small knob of breast and sharp...
nip = nipple = when kids drink from nipples of their mothers they grow. niip is opposite of that
Short Definition : in Buddhist teachings, the ideal state in which the individual loses himself in the attainment of an impersonal beatitude
(noun) (Hinduism and Buddhism) the beatitude that transcends the cycle of reincarnation; characterized by the extinction of desire and suffering and individual consciousness
(noun) any place of complete bliss and delight and peace
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nirvana
nirvana=nirantaram(always)+vana(rain)... in a place with continuos rain ,people will be blissful and happy(no scarcity)
it also means "a state of perfect happiness"
in Punjabi *van* means to cry in sorrow so nir means (without) van means (cry) so place without cry is nirvana
think of the nirvna movie to know
in nirvana movie the players transcend to the game world where there is complete bliss and there is no death to any of tehm
nirvana dhyanam to attain ideal state
Short Definition : done or active at night; Ex. nocturnal animals/raids; CF. nocturne
(adj) belonging to or active during the night
nocturnal animals are active at night
nocturnal plants have flowers that open at night and close by day
(adj) of or relating to or occurring in the night
Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for nocturnal
no turn(traffic lites)are active at nite!!
nocturnal=no+c+turn+al....you cannot see all turns at night....so must be active thru out nite while drving
sybar-rite can be pronounced as cyber-rite,so person fond of cyber(web) is fond of luxury and pleasure.
noc(tongue in tamil) turn al-> tongue active at night turning all direction.